Alaska Adventure

Oosterdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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Reviews: 3
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Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Oosterdam

7 Night Alaskan Explorer (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 19, 2019

Ship: Oosterdam

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 6108

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The ports we visited were great. Saw whales and seals along the way.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth and Quick

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Dining room food was okay. Buffet was meh. Scrambled eggs tasted too buttery or maybe it was cooking oil.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Too chilly for the pool and hot tubs: bingo, casino, BB Kings Nightclub. These were all good. Was out on deck during the day or off ship for excursions. Not into Mahjong, Monopoly or puzzle making. Shows at night were meh.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
BB King and Dueling Pianos were good; stage shows were meh. Not into string quartets.

Children's Programs

Travelled without children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Dining room crew and room stewards were great. Very attentive to our needs.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
It's old. Needs refurbishment.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Perfect! Hoho and Geda did a great job!!

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
No excursion, but spent 4 days in Seattle prior to sailing.

Cruise Puget Sound

5 out of 5
No excursion, we were sailing

CRUISE STEPHENS PASSAGE

5 out of 5
No excursion, we were sailing. But saw lots of whales and seals.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Did tram excursion up Mt. Roberts. What a view!!

Cruise Hubbard Glacier

5 out of 5
No excursion, we were sailing. Saw seals and natural beauty. Breathtaking!!

Sitka, Alaska

5 out of 5
No excursion. Took a shuttle into town and walked around. Found a salmon hatchery and aquarium. Also visited site where the old Russian mansion was.

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Yes, excursion to Saxman Village, Totem Pole Park and Lumberjack Show. Very interesting!!

Victoria, British Columbia Did not visit port

Never left the ship because we were only in port for a short time. Would have been too rushed.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Fairly smooth. Hectic trying to retrieve luggage and go through customs. Only complaint I had was my damaged luggage.
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